WASHINGTON: Grossing an estimated $1.86 million at the box office in its first weekend, Shah Rukh Khan starrer “My Name Is Khan” has broken the record for the largest opening weekend ever for a Hindi film in North America. The Fox Searchlight release directed by Karan Johar averaged $15,500 from 120 theatres across the United [...]
Physicist, mathematician, violinist and jazz pianist are all titles one might confer on Vijay Iyer who was born in New York to South Indian immigrant parents. And now with his album Historicity he has won the Village Voice Jazz Poll for 2009. Background: Born in 1971 and raised in Rochester, New York, Vijay Iyer is [...]
Background: Jay Sean was born Kamaljeet Singh Jhooti in Hounslow, West London, England, to Sharan and Bindi Jhooti, Punjabi Sikh immigrants from India. He was raised in Southall and displayed musical talent at an early age. At age 11, he and his cousin Pritpal Rupra formed a hip hop duo named “Compulsive Disorder”. His stage [...]
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS): Hollywood studios seem hell bent on carving a niche in India. Despite collaborations such as Saawariya”, “Chandni Chowk To China” and “Roadside Romeo” biting the dust at the box office, US-based production houses are willing to invest in Bollywood projects because it will help them find a firm foothold here. [...]
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will be releasing Aamir Khan’s award-winning film “Like Stars On Earth” (Taare Zameen Par), its first-ever Hindi language release, on DVD on Jan 12 next year. The critically-acclaimed film that won numerous Filmfare and Screen Awards and was selected to be India’s official submission to the [...]
James Cameron’s Avatar took in almost Rs seven crores (approximately $1.5 million) on its opening day in India and theatres have run at almost 100 percent over the weekend. So this could easily be one of the top grossing 2009/2010 Hollywood films to be released in India. At the moment the honors go to these [...]
A significant part of James Cameron’s mega epic Avatar, with a budget of over $230 million (nearly Rs 1,100 crore) — the most expensive Hollywood movie ever made — has been brought to life by an Indian visual effects (VFX) company — Prime Focus. The company earned $4 million (over Rs 18 crore) from a [...]
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Naan-Partisan www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Economy Stephen Colbert acknowledges frequent Colbert Report guest, Shashi Tharoor’s election victory in his usual humorous way. This entertaining Colbert clip shows how mainstream India has become in the US, and also pokes fun at some stereotypes.